Definitions of constant

  1. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; " the ceaseless thunder of surf"; " in constant pain"; " night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; " the never- ending search for happiness"; " the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; " man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; " unremitting demands of hunger"
  2. persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; " maintained a constant temperature"; " a constant beat"; " principles of unvarying validity"; " a steady breeze"
  3. a quantity that does not vary
  4. a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; " the velocity of light is a constant"
  5. steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; " a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; " a constant lover"; " constant as the northern star"
  6. continually recurring or continuing without interruption; " constant repetition of the exercise"; " constant chatter of monkeys"
  7. Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid.
  8. Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle.
  9. Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc.
  10. Consistent; logical.
  11. That which is not subject to change; that which is invariable.
  12. A quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable.
  13. A number whose value, when ascertained ( as by observation) and substituted in a general mathematical formula expressing an astronomical law, completely determines that law and enables predictions to be made of its effect in particular cases.
  14. A number expressing some property or condition of a substance or of an instrument of precision; as, the dielectric constant of quartz; the collimation constant of a transit instrument.
  15. Continuous; faithful; firm; steadfast; true; unchanging; regular.
  16. That which is not subject to change, as gravity.
  17. Constantly.
  18. Fixed, unchangeable: continual: faithful.
  19. That which remains unchanged.
  20. Fixed; unchangeable; faithful; continual.
  21. Steady; persevering; faithful; invariable.
  22. Fixed; firm; unchangeable; firm in mind or principle; steady; faithful in affection; without intermission.
  23. That which remains unchanged, as the laws of gravity or the revolutions of the earth; a quantity which remains the same throughout a problem.
  24. Firm; fixed; unchanged; steadfast; unchangeable, as in mind, purpose, affection, or principle; determined; invariably the same.
  25. Changeless; invariable; characters, structures.

Usage examples for constant

  1. Assure her and yourself of the sincere and constant attachment of, Dear Doctor, your affectionate friend and servant, Th: Jefferson. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. Wordsworth has in constant possession, and at command, no style of this kind; but he had too poetic a nature, and had read the great poets too well, not to catch, as I have already remarked, something of it occasionally. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  3. He was in constant debt and difficulties, in spite of excellent emoluments. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  4. " I am an old fool to do it," she said to herself, trembling a good deal, for somehow she had been feeling very weak the last few days; the constant pain and anxiety had told upon her. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  5. There it was a constant jump from one position to another- one attack here yesterday, another there to- day. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  6. Her affection for Yollande had increased with the constant care she had needed during so many long months. – The Curly-Haired Hen by Auguste Vimar
  7. How to bring about a better condition of things became, with the doctor, a constant subject of thought. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  8. Mostly my mind contains only two things- this constant memory of you, and that other terrible thing of which I will not speak. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  9. " 'Spectacles for constant use. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  10. To do this he had been constant at his work in season and out of season, during the long hours of day and the long hours of night. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  11. In her I should find but a constant sorrow. – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  12. And does it not teach us also, what a valuable thing constant practice is? – The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
  13. Rhodopis, at whose house Croesus and his son, Bartja, Darius and Zopyrus were constant guests, had agreed to join the party. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. " You will have our constant prayers for your safety. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  15. I hope that the thought of all that she has gained is a constant comfort and help to him. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  16. The labor movement is a constant fight, it is true, but it is also a school of development. – The Trade Union Woman by Alice Henry
  17. Winnington was thinking too much about his ward to keep a constant eye upon her. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. " We can't have a part of the human race living in constant fear of another part. – The Unnecessary Man by Gordon Randall Garrett
  19. I am old: the grave is open at my feet; and beyond it stands she who, though early lost, has been the constant passion of my life. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  20. His constant letters from his wife and other private friends he also found of much comfort and advantage to him. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke